The Lovers Dictionary is one of my favorite all-time books, so when I came across the authors most popular book, Every Day, I picked it up. I had heard of it from my internet bookish community of friends and it was raved about and highly regarded, so I was super excited to finally start it!
The story is a cross of romance, Young Adult fiction, and sci-fi and follows the life of a teenage boy, A, who wakes up in a different body everyday. Each chapter is a new day over the course of a few months, when he falls in love with a girl and tries to find her each day, of course in a new body.
I wrote in a previous post about how I needed to get away from YA fiction because I wasn't giving it the attention that it deserved, this novel included. It was unique and interesting, but was a bit of a let down- possibly because I was waiting to be overwhelmed with the greatness of the author, much like The Lovers Dictionary! While I wasn't as engrossed in the book as I thought I would be, I still really enjoyed how poignant Levithan is with his way of describing relationships- especially that of teens. There is something so unique about the obsessive aspect of 'first love,' and I think this book is just a really odd and specific magical way of telling that.
“The moment you fall in love feels like it has centuries behind it, generations - all of them rearranging themselves so this precise, remarkable intersection could happen. In your heart, in your bones, no matter how silly you know it is, you feel that everything has been leading to this, all the secret arrows were pointing here, the universe and time itself crafted this long ago, and you are just now realizing it, you are just now arriving at the place you were always meant to be.”
― David Levithan, Every Day
This is a super fantastic read if you are into light Young Adult novels, realizing how different each life is, some interesting sci-fi-ish teen stuff, and David Levithan in general. I do however, recommend reading The Lovers Dictionary first, mainly because they have nothing in common and I think TLD is 500x better, but also because Levithan must be a totally invested and overwhelming lover.
** I promise and vow to not read YA fiction and give silly and lame reviews for the next two months at least, and dive into things that take more time, but stay with me and I can rant on and on about(HELLO THE SECRET HISTORY!).